How to avoid being burned by an electric burning of a food additive
A burning process used to remove harmful chemicals from food can result in the release of an additive that could cause cancer or other health problems, according to a new study.
The chemicals, which are used in the processing of the chemical cellulose, are known to cause cancer and other serious health problems when they are ingested, but researchers say the effects of the burn process can be quite different.
The paper, published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology, found that the chemicals, including those from cellulose fermentation, can cause cancer when they get into the body.
Researchers looked at more than 4,000 people who participated in a research study of cellulose burning, which involved heating water to a high temperature and using a torch to burn cellulose.
Researchers found that participants who burned their cellulose were about three times more likely to develop cancer compared to those who did not.
The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation.